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U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar - World News
U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar 12 hours ago
TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sai
Euro zone bond yields may be in for New Year shock as ECB cuts buying -World News
Euro zone bond yields may be in for New Year shock as ECB cuts buying 12 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Euro zone government bond yields are close to multi-month lows just as the European Central Bank is on the verge of cutting its bond-buying scheme by half, leaving some investors worried that a sharp correction may be due in 2018.
Despite parliament defeat, May on course to deliver Brexit -World News
Despite parliament defeat, May on course to deliver Brexit 12 hours ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May said on Thursday she was on course to deliver Brexit and a new partnership with the European Union, shrugging off a parliamentary defeat that could weaken her hand as the decisive phase of talks begins.
Eurozone economy to grow at faster rate, says central bank -World News
Eurozone economy to grow at faster rate, says central bank 13 hours ago
The European Central Bank expects GDP to rise further but inflation will stay below target.
ECB keeps easy money pledge despite big growth upgrade -World News
ECB keeps easy money pledge despite big growth upgrade 13 hours ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank raised growth and inflation forecasts for the euro area on Thursday but stuck to its pledge to provide stimulus for as long as needed, predicting inflation would remain below target into 2020.
Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14,000 jobs -World News
Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14,000 jobs 14 hours ago
The Israeli drugmaker is struggling with $35bn debt from an acquisition and rising competition.
Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers -World News
Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers 14 hours ago
Some 5,000 passengers are stuck abroad after the Austrian airline opens insolvency proceedings.
China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -World News
China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula 14 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - War must not be allowed to break out on the Korean peninsula and the issue must be resolved through talks, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of "sleepwalki
ECB hikes growth forecasts but keeps easy money pledge -World News
ECB hikes growth forecasts but keeps easy money pledge 14 hours ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank raised growth and inflation forecasts for the euro area on Thursday but stuck to its pledge to provide stimulus for as long as needed, predicting inflation would remain below target into 2020.
Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52 billion -World News
Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52 billion 14 hours ago
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion (£39 billion) in stock as the world's largest entertainment company seeks even greater
Airbus A380 draws giant Christmas tree over Germany -World News
Airbus A380 draws giant Christmas tree over Germany 15 hours ago
An Airbus pilot has festive fun flying in the shape of a Christmas tree on a test flight over Germany.
EU's new eastern leaders stick to guns on refugees -World News
EU's new eastern leaders stick to guns on refugees 15 hours ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The new prime ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic vowed not to give any ground on the divisive issue of hosting refugees as they arrived in Brussels on Thursday for their first summit of European Union leaders.
Six months on, Grenfell fire survivors weep at London memorial -World News
Six months on, Grenfell fire survivors weep at London memorial 15 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Survivors of a blaze that killed 71 people six months ago in the Grenfell Tower social housing block in west London wept during a multi-faith memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday attended by members of the royal family.
Teva Pharma to lay off a quarter of workforce, suspends dividend -World News
Teva Pharma to lay off a quarter of workforce, suspends dividend 15 hours ago
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will cut its workforce by more than a quarter, give up many of its manufacturing plants and suspend its dividend on ordinary shares in a much-anticipated overhaul to help pay back its massive debt.
Disney to buy Fox film, some TV businesses for $52 billion -World News
Disney to buy Fox film, some TV businesses for $52 billion 15 hours ago
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion (£39 billion) in stock as the world's largest entertainment company seeks even greater
Bank of England - disorderly Brexit risk reduced by EU talks progress -World News
Bank of England - disorderly Brexit risk reduced by EU talks progress 15 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Last week's breakthrough in Brexit talks has reduced the risk of a disorderly British departure from the European Union and may boost economic confidence, the Bank of England said on Thursday after it left interest rates unchanged.
Grenfell fire: Families and survivors remember victims at St Paul's memorial -World News
Grenfell fire: Families and survivors remember victims at St Paul's memorial 16 hours ago
Members of the Royal Family joined the bereaved to pay tribute to the 71 at the London memorial service.
Removing EU rough sleepers from UK unlawful, High Court rules -World News
Removing EU rough sleepers from UK unlawful, High Court rules 16 hours ago
A Home Office policy of removing EU citizens found sleeping rough must stop, the High Court rules.
Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment -World News
Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment 16 hours ago
The Indian actress and her French husband owe nearly 80,000 euros in unpaid rent.
Putin says U.S. gripped by fabricated spymania, praises Trump -World News
Putin says U.S. gripped by fabricated spymania, praises Trump 16 hours ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day.
UK retailers enjoy bumper Black Friday sales -World News
UK retailers enjoy bumper Black Friday sales 16 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - British shoppers pounced on electrical goods and other Black Friday bargains last month, giving an unexpectedly big boost to retail sales, which contrasted with earlier signs of a subdued start to Christmas spending.
Bank of England says risk of disorderly Brexit reduced by progress in talks -World News
Bank of England says risk of disorderly Brexit reduced by progress in talks 16 hours ago
LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Last week's breakthrough in Brexit talks has reduced the risk of Britain leaving the European Union in a disorderly way and may boost economic confidence, the Bank of England said on Thursday after it left interest rates unchang
EU leaders wrestle with migrant quotas at summit -World News
EU leaders wrestle with migrant quotas at summit 17 hours ago
There are sharp divisions over relocating asylum seekers in the EU.
Putin: Trump opponents harm US with 'invented' Russia scandal -World News
Putin: Trump opponents harm US with 'invented' Russia scandal 18 hours ago
Opponents of the US president "invented stories" to make his work seem illegitimate, says Vladimir Putin.
Russia's Putin, on track for easy re-election, laments dearth of rivals -World News
Russia's Putin, on track for easy re-election, laments dearth of rivals 18 hours ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he faced no credible high-profile political opponents as he prepared to run for re-election in March, but would work to try to create a more balanced political system.